BC Ferries cancels sailings between Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver

BC Ferries cancels sailings between Victoria, Nanaimo and Vancouver
BC Ferries

BC Ferries is warning travellers of cancellations along major routes between Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.

Six sailings between Victoria and Vancouver have been cancelled Friday evening, as well as eight sailings between Nanaimo and Vancouver.

BC Ferries says the cancellations are due to “forecasted adverse weather conditions on the Georgia Strait.”

Earlier Friday, Environment Canada warned of strong winds and heavy rain on parts of Vancouver Island.

The wind warnings affect the Mid Island – from Courtenay to Campbell River, Duncan to Nanaimo, Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay – as well as North Vancouver Island and Southern Gulf Islands.

A rain warning was also issued for communities between Nanoose Bay to Fanny Bay.

READ MORE: Parts of Vancouver Island under wind, rainfall warnings

The following BC Ferries sailings have been cancelled between Swartz Bay and Tsawwassen Friday:

Swartz Bay (Victoria) to Tsawwassen (Vancouver)

  • 7 p.m.
  • 8:15 p.m.
  • 9 p.m.

Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Swartz Bay (Victoria)

  • 7 p.m.
  • 9 p.m.
  • 10 p.m.

Meanwhile, the following sailings between Nanaimo and Vancouver have been cancelled Friday:

Duke Point (Nanaimo) to Tsawwassen (Vancouver)

  • 8:15 p.m.
  • 10:45 p.m.

Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Duke Point (Nanaimo)

  • 8:15 p.m.
  • 10:45 p.m.

Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver) to Departure Bay (Nanaimo)

  • 8:05 p.m.
    10:10 p.m.

Departure Bay (Nanaimo) to Horseshoe Bay (Vancouver)

  • 8:45 p.m.
  • 10:10 p.m.

BC Ferries says it will contact anyone with reservations on the cancelled sailings.

“We will continue to monitor this weather system and share further information as it becomes available,” said the company in a notice early Friday.

With files from CHEK’s Laura Brougham

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